Jul 17, 2014; Hoover, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban talks to the media during the SEC football media days at the Wynfrey Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Saban gets blown up on kickoff coverage 46 years ago (GIF)

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is one of the more intimidating figures on the planet. Just his mere presence makes people cringe and has provided us with some of the more terrifying moments in college football history.

Well, it seems it wasn’t always like that.

Thanks to DC Reeves at TideSports.com, we have found out that there was a time where folks weren’t afraid of the four-time national title-winning coach, and it just so happened to be a time when Saban was doing his won work on the field.

Watch in the GIF provided below as Saban gets absolutely exploded on kickoff coverage.

Well now that doesn’t seem like something that Saban would accept from one of his players. Not really setting a good standard there, coach.

Nonetheless, regardless of what happened back then, Saban is the unquestioned ruler of the college football world at this moment, so he ended up having the last laugh in the game when all was said and done.

But the next time that you feel Saban is such an intimidating presence, just refer to the GIF above, and remember a time where someone would just lay him out on the football field.


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